The crooks in London know how it works. No one carries guns and no one resists the police. Then a new gang appears that go one better. They dress as police and steal from the crooks. This upset's the natural order of the police/criminal relationship and the police and the crooks join forces to catch the IPOs (Impersonating Police Officers), including an armored car robbery in which the police must help the gangs to set a trap.
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Meet the Mastermind Who Pulls the Strings in the Underworld...and all his mobs and dolls...filling the London fog with laughter and lunacy!!!
Did You Know?
After Peter Sellers
has shown his gang a film he shot showing the jewelry shop manager opening his safe and thus providing them with the combination, one of the gang asks, "What's on next week?" Sellers replies "A few educational films and training films. Starting off with Rififi
(1955).. ["the French film"...The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
(1960)...followed by The League of Gentlemen
(1960)...After that we're having a discussion of what we've learned from all three films." Each of these titles is an actual film released between 1955 and 1960 depicting burglaries. See more
In the first bank robbery, the robbers drive away from the bank, but in the next shot they are seen approaching the bank again from the opposite direction as the IPO mob divert them down a side street where they are lined up against a wall directly opposite the bank.
The first shop they pass after leaving the bank is an International Stuffs shop. The next shop has an awning pulled down from a higher level than the International Stuffs shop. It also has an arched opening just above the awning. When the IPO divert them down a side street, they are again in front of an International Stuffs shop, but the next shop has a smaller awning, a name sign above it and no arched opening above that (a different facade altogether), and thus, not the same location. No other buildings are shown in full, so it cannot be assumed that they are in the same location simply based on one shop being the same. As it is called International, however, it can be assumed that there are more than one, particularly a fictitious one. And, as stated before, the shop next door is entirely different. See more
I made 168,000 knickers selling frocks last year - gowns, I mean.
Yeah. Well, if that isn't crooked, I'd like to know what is.
Referenced in Blitz
Oh Charley, Take It Away
Written by Arthur Le Clerq
, Frederick Malcolm and Elvin Hedges See more